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Dr. Richard Lieber Honored as Fellow of the Orthopaedic Research Society

At its annual meeting on Feb. 15, the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) inducted Richard L. Lieber, PhD, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab chief scientific officer and senior vice president, Research, as one its ORS Fellows.


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Digital Health Technology for Physical Therapy

This study is currently recruiting for Aim 1, which includes a short interview to help us learn about the barriers and facilitators to using digital health technology for people with Parkinson’s. If you are a physical therapist, a person with Parkinson’s, or a person who works in the technology industry, you may be eligible for this study!

Research Project

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At Home Workout: Partner Exercise

This group of exercises is designed for individuals who require assistance in order to perform various exercises to their full potential.


At home workout series from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

At Home Workout: Low Back Health

These exercises will help decrease lower back stiffness and increase core strength allowing you to move more freely and with less pain.


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Five Yoga Poses to Fix or Prevent Lower Back Pain

Whether you have low back pain, or are just trying to keep your spine feeing great, here are five yoga poses for you.


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ABC 7: COVID-19 'long-haulers' work to regain basic skills, overcome 'brain fog' months after diagnosis

Chicago's Shirley Ryan Ability Lab created a COVID-19 rehabilitation unit in April. And as the number of cases rise in the area, so does the unit's number of patients getting therapy for the long-term effects of the virus.


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Five Ways to Turn Your Home into a Yoga Studio

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi who wants to practice more often, or are looking to try yoga for the first time, yoga is an excellent form of exercise to do at home. Here's why.


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Five Lessons My Patients Taught Me About Surviving a Pandemic

Although it can be a lot of effort to support what our patients are going through, we rehab nurses are lucky to get to know some amazing people as they go through an epic, if not always glamorous, journey. I’d like to share a few examples of ways my patients’ resilience has informed my capacity to get through this time of shared difficulty.


Mike's Story of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

Mike's Story: Intensive Therapy & Game-changing Research Lead to His Recovery

Mike's life changed instantly after he fell down cement stairs, sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him unable to move from the chest down.

Patient Story